Garrett, Chubb out as Browns put together for Saints, snow

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BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns star defensive finish Myles Garrett was out sick and operating again Nick Chubb was stored off form with a foot harm Tuesday as Cleveland started making ready for Saturday’s recreation in opposition to New Orleans — and bone-chilling climate.

Garrett has 13 1/2 sacks regardless of enjoying a lot of this season with a sprained shoulder sustained in a automotive wreck. He stayed at residence to relaxation whereas the Browns (6-8) went outdoor for his or her exercise.

Chubb, who has 1,252 yards and 12 touchdowns, was on the facility and spoke to reporters earlier than being dominated out for follow.

Coach Kevin Stefanski mentioned Chubb suffered an harm in final week’s 13-3 win over Baltimore. Requested if Chubb will play in opposition to the Saints (5-9), Stefanski mentioned: “Hope so.”

Defensive finish Jadeveon Clowney stays in concussion protocol after getting harm within the first half in opposition to the Ravens. Security John Johnson III additionally missed follow with a bruised thigh.

The forecast for Christmas Eve requires snow showers, winds gusting to 40 mph and temperatures within the single digits. The wind chill off Lake Erie may drive the temperature nicely under zero.

Nonetheless, Browns tight finish David Njoku, who performed faculty ball at Miami, vowed to stay together with his custom and go shirtless for pregame warmups.

“I used to be born in Jersey,” he mentioned. “So I’m used to the chilly. Nevertheless, doesn’t imply I just like the chilly, however on recreation days I don’t actually thoughts the chilly. As you possibly can most likely inform, I’m shirtless pregame each recreation.

“It’s extra similar to a mentality factor. On recreation day, I really feel nothing.”

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